Beats from the Basement—Marvin Gaye

Artist: Marvin Gaye Album: Marvin Gaye’s Greatest Hits If I had to credit any one performer with setting the precedent for soul, R&B, and what we now know as quiet storm, it would have to be the late Marvin Gaye.  There’s undoubtedly something to be said about his ability to freshen up the sounds of… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Growth of the Addict

Dear Barb: Hi, I am wondering what is going on with all these young people dying of drug overdoses.  It used to be just the rock stars, you know, like Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Prince, and them.  But recently I have heard of so many deaths, even some relatives, who are in their… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Sep 24: AUSU Virtual Student Social Sep 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct Oct 2: Athabasca University Convocation Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Avast, mateys!  International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is on the horizon for September 19, and we’ve plumbed the depths to dredge up some booty from the archives. Prepare to be boarded!  Writer Barbara Lehtiniemi reviews the Monty Pythonesque pirate movie Yellowbeard, which features Cleese, Chapman, Idle, plus Cheech, Chong, and Madeleine Kahn.  “Although… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Michelle wonders why transfer credits from another institution don’t affect GPA at AU; responses indicated that for AU undergrad programs, only AU courses are used for GPA.  Bob posts about new course LBST 325 Labour Mobility and Migrant Workers; a timely topic!  A student discovers the hard way that exams have to… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships Sponsored by:  Horatio Alger Association of Canada Deadline:  October 26, 2020 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, be graduating high school (or in the final year of CEGEP) with plants to enter university in the fall of 2021, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation webinar Sat, Sept 19, 10:00 to 11:30 am MDT Online via Adobe Connect Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary; access through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Sept 22, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business RSVP through above link… Read more »